Event Information
Introduction To Telehealth
4 Educational activity
FACRRM Recommended
Apply a population health approach/Business and Professional Management (BPM)
Apply a population health approach/Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT)
Practice medicine in the rural and remote context/Business and Professional Management (BPM)
Practice medicine in the rural and remote context/Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT)
Practice medicine within an ethical, intellectual and professional framework/Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT)
Practice medicine within an ethical, intellectual and professional framework/Business and Professional Management (BPM)
Provide medical care in the ambulatory and community setting/Business and Professional Management (BPM)
Provide medical care in the ambulatory and community setting/Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT)
Respond to medical emergencies/Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT)
Respond to medical emergencies/Business and Professional Management (BPM)

Introduction To Telehealth

This module was developed by ACRRM in 2012 in consultation with members of the ACRRM Telehealth Advisory Committee (ATHAC) and the ACRRM Clinicians Working Group. This module has been developed in parallel with the ATHAC Telehealth Standards Framework and the ACRRM Telehealth Guidelines, which have been referenced to the major international and Australian standards/guidelines for telehealth.

The content of the module draws on:

  • academic literature
  • government advice and policy
  • medical indemnity provider advice
  • advice from rural and remote clinicians with telehealth experience
  • advice and resources developed by ACRRM health staff

This module is primarily aimed at clinicians and practice managers who organize, participate or facilitate the patient end of the telehealth consultation. While the case studies feature rural and remote general practice, rural aged care, and the operational arrangements which relate to the Australian GovernmentÂ’s MBS telehealth initiative, the module is relevant to all general practitioners, practice managers, and other clinical staff involved in organizing or providing telehealth services.

ACRRM also provides non- health service staff (telehealth support officers) who are members of organisations participating in the ACRRM Telehealth Advisory Committee (ATHAC) with access to this module. Enrolment in this module will be free to these participants until May 2013.

Please be aware that the content of this module is copyright and must not be re-used without permission from ACRRM.

This project has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing up to May 2013.

Introduction to the module

Introduction to telehealth

Clinical conditions

Standards

Clinical practice in telehealth

Patients

Provider relationships

Conducting a video consultation

Ethical and legal issues in telehealth

Evaluating telehealth

Technical aspects of telehealth

Connectivity / bandwidth

Equipment

Network issues

Risk management

Troubleshooting

Contextual aspects of telehealth

  • Physical environment
  • Business environment
  • Logistical environment

Assessment

  • Assessment 1
  • Assessment 2
Module evaluation survey
  • Assessment 3 (optional)
  • Assessment 4 (optional)

Resources

References

Provider Information
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
ACRRM Digital Solutions
61 07 3105 8200
61 07 3105 8299
onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au
Level 2, 410 Queen Street
BRISBANE CITY
QLD, 4000